Episode 37: March 2017

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March 2017

Episode 37

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In this episode we hear about helping people with paralysis to communicate, how exposing mice to nicotine can affect their sons, scaffold-building parasites, the origins of handedness and plain-language summaries of research.

Brain power

Sensors on the surface of the brain help paralysed people to communicate

  1. Research Article by Pandarinath et al.

Like father, like son

Exposing male mice to nicotine can make their sons more resistant to nicotine and other drugs

  1. Research Article by Vallaster et al.
  2. Insight by Becker.

Combatting toxoplasmosis

A parasite called Toxoplasma gondii builds a scaffold inside human and other animal cells to help it multiply and cause disease

  1. Research Article by Periz et al.

Left or right?

Handedness has its origins in the spinal cord

  1. Research Article by Ocklenburg et al.

Spread the word

Plain-language summaries are making research more accessible to broader audiences

  1. Feature article by Rodgers.
  2. Feature article by King et al.
  3. Feature article by Shailes.
  4. Feature article by Kuehn.
  5. Collection by Rodgers et al.